Mayor Signs World AIDS Day Proclamation
Image Credit: Living Positive Resource Centre
November 30, 2016 - 2:37 PM
December 1, 2016 has been officially proclaimed “World AIDS Day” by Mayor Colin Basran.
Representatives of Living Positive Resource Centre met with the Mayor to receive the proclamation. “World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate those who have passed away,” says Clare MacDonald, Executive Director of Living Positive Resource Centre.
Living Positive Resource Centre will commemorate World AIDS Day with a free public event.
WORDS & AIDS is an opportunity for our community to read and share ‘words’ to reflect on the impacts of HIV/AIDS and honour those who are no longer with us, celebrate the accomplishments of our community and support those who are currently living with HIV/AIDS while building general awareness for World AIDS DAY locally. The evening will start with a candle light ceremony and then continue with readings of stories, poems, songs, prose, fiction and truth telling.
This year we have many talented writers, readers & performers from throughout the Okanagan, including: Michael V. Smith, Matt Rader, Laurice, Hannah Calder, Brian Kerr-Bassett and Ashton Kinley.
WORDS & AIDS
Thursday, December 1st
7pm to 8:30pm
Kelowna Art Gallery, 1315 Water St.
Donations collected at this event will be used to fund support programs at LPRC for those living with HIV/AIDS.
Living Positive Resource Centre is a Kelowna based non-profit that specializes in HIV, Hepatitis C and other STBBIs. Through prevention, education and support services we strive to create a vibrant community of persons from diverse backgrounds in which all are empowered to live well and to their full potential.
This year's sponsors include the Kelowna Art Gallery, Okanagan Pride Society, Staples, Starbucks – Rutland Crossing, Mosaic Books, UBCSUO Pride Resource Centre and Kelowna Now.
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